More home owners are looking at sprucing up their homes, at least according to an index by the National Association of Home Builders, which shows its remodeling index reaching a five-year high during the fourth quarter of 2011.
This year’s Cost vs. Value report found that exterior replacement projects--such as new garage doors and a new entry door--offer some of the best returns at resale, allowing home owners to recoup close to 70 percent or more of the costs of the project at times of resale.
Next time a seller brings up the subject of a price reduction, make sure to share the positive impact of home staging. The investment will be less and the impact most likely more.
Need an extra energy boost or an attention-getter in a room? Then Tangerine Tango is your pick, according to Pantone.
As home buyers continue to rank affordability high, more home styles are getting simpler and homes are becoming lower maintenance, according to the latest Home Design Trends Survey.
Living near a billboard can lower your home value, according to a new report, “Beyond Aesthetics: How Billboards Affect Economic Prosperity,” by urban planner Jonathan Snyder.
Don't forget lighting updates when planning to sell. From front door lighting to bathroom fixtures and everything in between, updating lighting is an important item on a home owner's checklist when planning to sell a home.
The majority of real estate pro encourage their clients to list their home during the holidays because, they say, the holidays can be a great time to sell a home
Depending upon which day of week you list a house for sale, you may have better luck in selling it, suggests a new study.
“Green” retrofits could add up to a potential 30 percent savings, on average, on utility bills—not to mention, increased home owner comfort (in fixing drafty homes) and achieving better air quality circulating throughout the home.
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